FTC Management

Name: Mrs. Natalie Edmond

Post: CEO

Email: ceo@ftc.sc

Mrs. Edmond began her career in November 2005 as a Senior Statistician at the National Bureau of Statistics. She remained with the Bureau for a period of about 5 ½ years following which she moved to the Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment as an economist for a brief moment. In January 2012, Mrs. Edmond joined the Fair Trading Commission as a Competition Analyst and was later promoted to the post of Senior Competition Analyst in September 2012.

In November 2013, Mrs. Edmond was given the responsibility of overseeing the Investigation and Market surveillance Department within the Commission. She was promoted to Principal Analyst in April 2014 and oversaw the newly named Competition and Market Surveillance department. In July 2017, she was appointed as Deputy CEO of the Commission for a duration of 3 years. In April 2023 Mrs. Edmond was appointed the CEO of the Fair Trading Commission.

In terms of qualifications, Mrs. Edmond graduated with a BA econ (Hons) in Economics and Social Policy at the University of Manchester in 2005. Furthermore, during her ,years at the National Bureau of Statistics Mrs. Edmond attended several short courses including that of Statistics for National Accounts and also Survey Methodology and Sampling. Mrs. Edmond also received an award for an outstanding paper written for the Africa Symposia on Statistical Development. During her time with the Commission, Mrs. Edmond has also completed a Post Graduate diploma in Economics for Competition Law from Kings College in England via long distance learning in the year 2016.


Name:Mrs. Frederika Confait-Poussou

Post: Principal Analyst – Market Surveillance Department

Mrs. Confait-Poussou started her career with Four Seasons Resort Seychelles in 2013 as a Manager-in-Training. In June 2014, she joined 7° South Ltd as a Product Consultant where she also had the responsibility of overseeing the department in the absence of the manager. In April 2016, Mrs. Confait-Poussou joined the Fair Trading Commission as Analyst in the Competition & Market Surveillance Department.

In July 2017, Mrs. Confait-Poussou was given the responsibility of overseeing the Market Surveillance Department and in January 2018 was promoted to Senior Analyst. In 2022 she was promoted as the Principal Analyst in the department.

In terms of qualifications, Mrs. Confait-Poussou graduated with a First Class Honors Degree in Business Studies in International Hotel Management, a dual degree obtained from her studies at the Seychelles Tourism Academy and Shannon College of Hotel Management, National University of Ireland. Mrs Confait-Poussou was also awarded the overall best former for Business and Finance subjects and the Presidents Cup as the most outstanding performer. Additionally, she was awarded the commendable University Performance award by the Government of Seychelles.

Name: Ms. Priyanka Ramruchaya

Post: Principal Analyst – Legal Department

Ms. Ramruchaya obtained her Bachelors of Law degree (LLB) from the University of London and joined the Fair Trading Commission as a Legal Officer.

Her duties from then has been two-fold; prosecution of cases before the then Board of Commissioners, and advising the Commission on any legal issue arising.

Prosecution of several cases before the Board of Commissioners prompted her love for litigation. She therefore undertook the Bar Vocational Course offered by the Judiciary of Seychelles in collaboration with the University of Seychelles, following which she sat the Bar Examinations.

In 2020, Ms. Ramruchaya started her pupillage at a well-known law firm, Georges & Co Attorneys. As part of her pupillage, Ms. Ramruchaya focused on litigation of both civil and criminal cases before Boards, Tribunals, Magistrate Courts and the Supreme Courts. In July 2022, upon successful completion of her pupillage she was admitted to the Bar as an Attorney- At-Law.

Following the above, she was promoted to Principal Legal Officer and Head of Legal Affairs Department at the Fair Trading Commission.

Name: Mr. Neddy Padayachy

Post: Principal Analyst                                                                                           

In 1999 Mr. Padayachy joined the Public Sector in the Ministry of Health, Department of Public Health, specialized in Health Impact Assessment Unit.

In 2006 Mr. Padayachy joined the Youth Health Center where he worked as a Senior Health Educator and Promotion officer in the Ministry of Health and thereon followed his advanced studies in Youth Development. In 2010 he started his Master in Leadership and Strategy in the Seychelles Young Leaders Programme with the National University of Ireland for 2 years. The degree covered 6 subjects (Human Resources, Leadership, Organisation and strategy, Finance, Economics and Research method).

In July 2010, Mr. Padayachy followed a course in Washington DC, as a participant from the Seychelles Young African leaders Programme.

In August 2010 he became the Director of Youth Services Section within the Seychelles National Youth Council. The employee was responsible for the services of youth development programme / research on national level.

In 2013 Mr. Padayachy was working as the Loans Manager at the Small Business Financing Agency (Ministry of Finance Trade and Investment). He was in charge of the loans department and supervising 6 staffs in the preparation of loans cases for approval.

In January 2014 Mr. Padayachy joined the Fair Trading Commission as the Senior Compliance Officer heading the Consumer department and later promoted as the Principal Analyst.

In 2018 Mr. Padayachy started his second Master in Business Administration and completed in 2020.

Name: Ms. Sabrina Weidauer

Post: Human Resources & Budget Management Personnel

Ms. Weidauer began her career in Seychelles in 2017 as a Principal Human Resource Development Officer and Head of the Support and Special Programmes Section at the Agency for National Human Resource Development. Late in 2018, she transferred to the Ministry of Employment, Immigration and Civil Status in the post of Senior Cooperation Officer where she supervised and coordinated all bilateral and multilateral cooperation and programmes between Seychelles and international organizations [ILO, UN, EU, UNDP, SADC, AU, IOM, COMESA], other countries and MDAs on labour and employment matters.

In February 2021, Ms. Weidauer joined the Fair Trading Commission as Human Resource and Budget Management Personnel.

In terms of qualifications, in 2017, Ms. Weidauer was awarded a Bachelor Degree in Communication and Media Science at the Leipzig University in Germany. During her studies she obtained additional qualifications in Psychology [Personality, Motivational and Emotional Psychology], Media Sociology, Media Psychology, Business Economics, Marketing, Print and Media Techniques and Media Law at the Technical University of Chemnitz in Germany.

During her career Ms. Weidauer has attended several short courses and workshops; including a Labour Law and Industrial Relations course, an International Organisation for Migration Workshop on Labour Mobility, Ethical Recruitment and Labour Exploitation and an Executive Leadership Development course.

Name: Ms. Annashanta Canaya

Post:  Principal Analyst- Consumer Affairs Department

Ms. Annashanta Canaya is a Senior Analyst and Head of the Consumer Services Department. Her primary responsibility is to lead the Consumer Services Department in the investigation of complaints when consumers are aggrieved by the actions of enterprises providing Services.

Ms. Canaya commenced her career with the Commission in 2016 after serving 10 years with the Ministry of Health in the Public Health Authority as a Public Health Officer. She has a Diploma in Environmental Health and in 2018 she embarked on a 2 years course for a Master in Business Administration from the University of West of Scotland and has successfully completed the program.

In 2022 Ms. Canaya was promoted as the Principal Analyst in the Consumer Affairs Department.

Name: Ms. Natasha Jumaye

Post: Senior Analyst

As a young graduate of the University of Seychelles, MS. Jumaye began her career path by joining the Fair Trading Commission in 2016 in the Competition and Market Surveillance Department and within her time at the FTC, has risen to currently holding the post of Acting Head of the Department.

Her main responsibilities in the department includes the investigation of complaints along with her team. In addition to her duties at the FTC, MS. Jumaye is also a member of the Review Panel for Public Procurement.

Following her 3 years’ of study at the University of London International programme through the University of Seychelles, Ms. Jumaye graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Business Administration specializing in International Business.

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